Transformers: Dark of the Moon may be aggressively stupid, but the film comes from a rich tradition of vehicular robots acting like nutbars. Here are 10 moments from the Generation 1 cartoon that would make HAL shrug in confusion.
You probably know Optimus Prime was a Freightliner truck. You probably also know that Bumblebee (pre-Michael Bay) was a 1967 VW Beetle. But here's all the rest — all 54 Autobots that turned into cars from 1984 to 1987. Enjoy.
The latest vehicle spotted near the set of Michael Bay's third robogasm is a lifted and anything-but-stock red Autobot-emblemed Jeep." The coolest upgrade? A gunner cage on the back. The only problem? It's not an actual vehicle from the movie.
In addition to the information on Sideswipe, the Stingray Corvette Concept we just unveiled, we also got the following never-seen-before sneak-peek footage from Transformers 2, courtesy of the bowtied boys at Chevrolet. Enjoy.
Looks like the crew of Transformers 2 was caught on-set in Arizona at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base along with a couple of the more robotic cast members — albeit while in their vehicle mode get-ups. Based on the plates, it looks like we're also able to put a name to the bot who will be played by the Chevy BeatRead…